- Little-claimed Citizens insurance rebate lowered Updated: Aug-03-15 7:01 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Everyone in Louisiana who buys property insurance will lose 28 percent of a tax credit they can get for covering the debt of the state's property insurer of last resort.
- Police: Woman killed in crash after 'American Idol' audition Updated: Aug-03-15 6:52 am
LOWER MAKEFIELD, Pennsylvania - Police say one woman was killed and five others were injured in a car crash in suburban Philadelphia after attending "American Idol" auditions.
- Educator, state official, state Sen's brother, dead at 78 Updated: Aug-03-15 6:47 am
POVERTY POINT, Louisiana - Clyde Thompson of Delhi, an educator and a state and local government official, is dead at the age of 78.
- Adams County judge expresses interest in work farm Updated: Aug-03-15 6:32 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - A judge has expressed his interest in seeing Adams County develop a work farm for those who have been convicted of crimes in local courts.
- Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi visits flood-hit area Updated: Aug-03-15 6:19 am
KALAY, Myanmar - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has visited one of the country's many flood-afflicted areas, raising her profile amid a national disaster that could have consequences in this November's general election.
- Charlotte officer's voluntary manslaughter trial starts Updated: Aug-03-15 6:13 am
The first witness was expected to testify after opening statements Monday in the trial of a white Charlotte police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man after he wrecked his car and was knocking on doors looking for help.
- NYS reaches settlement with sellers of toy guns Updated: Aug-03-15 5:58 am
NEW YORK - New York has reached a settlement with sellers of toy gun.
- Officials in Vegas to voice support for EPA energy campaign Updated: Aug-03-15 5:58 am
LAS VEGAS - Several Nevada government and business leaders plan to voice support for a federal campaign to limit carbon pollution from power plants around the nation in an effort to address global climate change.
- Burundi tense amid gunfire after killing of a general Updated: Aug-03-15 5:49 am
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Gunfire rang out in Burundi's capital Sunday night following the killing of a feared military general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza.
- Clark mayor backs police in altercation with 61-year-old Updated: Aug-03-15 5:37 am
CLARK, New Jersey - A 61-year-old Union County woman was critically injured after an altercation with a police officer over the weekend.
- Kerry pushes Iran nuke deal with wary Arabs in Qatar Updated: Aug-03-15 5:35 am
DOHA, Qatar - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is bringing the Obama administration's case for the Iran nuclear deal to wary Arab officials in Qatar.
- Hearing set for Albuquerque officers facing murder charges Updated: Aug-03-15 5:05 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A judge will hear from witnesses this week to decide if a former and current Albuquerque officer should go to trial for killing a homeless man.
- Southern Illinois cities embrace golf carts on public roads Updated: Aug-03-15 5:05 am
DU QUOIN, Illinois - A mode of transportation that took hold in retirement communities is becoming increasingly acceptable in some small southern Illinois cities.
- Illinois trooper honored for rescue of man in submerged car Updated: Aug-03-15 5:05 am
FAIRFIELD, Illinois - An Illinois state trooper is being honored with the agency's Medal of Honor for rescuing a McLeansboro man from a car that had plunged into a flooded drainage ditch last year.
- Idaho governor creates task force to handle hackers Updated: Aug-03-15 5:04 am
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has established a Cybersecurity Cabinet Task Force to help protect state data from hackers.
- New law targets unpaid traffic fines Updated: Aug-03-15 4:38 am
NEW CASTLE, Delaware - Gov. Jack Markell is set to sign legislation targeting the driving privileges of motorists with unpaid traffic fines.
- Activists: Syria warplane crashes, killing and wounding many Updated: Aug-03-15 4:37 am
BEIRUT - Air raids and the subsequent crash of a Syrian warplane in a residential area in the northwestern town of Ariha on Monday killed and wounded dozens of people, two activist groups said.
- Corps of Engineers names civil works division chief Updated: Aug-03-15 4:37 am
VICKSBURG, Mississippi - A new programs director and chief has been named for the Civil Works Integration Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division and the Mississippi River Commission.
- Confederate flag rally draws hundreds at 'Last Capitol' Updated: Aug-03-15 4:19 am
DANVILLE, Virginia - More than 300 Confederate flag supporters gathered at the Sutherlin Mansion to show their support for keeping the Third National flag of the Confederacy atop a war memorial on the grounds of the "Last Capitol of the Confederacy."
- Fayetteville officials asked to weigh slave reminder in logo Updated: Aug-03-15 4:13 am
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - Some Fayetteville residents are asking officials to rework the city's logo that now features a nearly 200-year-old building where some slaves were once sold.
- GOP White House hopefuls flood New Hampshire Updated: Aug-03-15 4:06 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Days before the first official debate of the 2016 Republican presidential primary, nearly every GOP White House hopeful is heading to New Hampshire.
- New Mexico Gov. Martinez: 'Coward' set off 2 church blasts Updated: Aug-03-15 3:25 am
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is promising that the "coward" who set off explosions outside two Las Cruces churches will be caught.
- Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits Updated: Aug-03-15 3:19 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply.
- Water & farmers: Things to know about AP-GfK drought poll Updated: Aug-03-15 3:18 am
WASHINGTON - A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds most Americans think of water as a limited resource that can be depleted if people use too much. When asked to rate priorities when water is scarce during a drought, more said agriculture should be a top or high priority over residential needs, wildlife and industry.
- AP-GfK poll: Americans favor farmers & food during drought Updated: Aug-03-15 3:16 am
LOS ANGELES - When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.